Privacy Statement

1. This Privacy Policy

1.1 We are committed to protecting your personal information and other data provided to Talking Science Limited (“the Company”) via this and any other web site (“web site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information about the use of any information you provide to Company via this web site. This privacy policy explains what information the Company collects about you, and how the Company collects and uses your information, including setting out the circumstances where the Company could provide it to third parties.

1.2 Because of the nature of the Company’s business, the Company’s products and services are not designed to appeal to or to be sold to persons under the age of 18. Therefore, the Company does not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.

2. What information the Company collects and what does the Company do with it

2.1 To take advantage of some of the services offered via this web site you may be required to log on or register with the web site. The Company and any third parties who hosts or maintains this web site may need to collect information about you and your computer to enable you to do so. The information will be collected when you register with the web site or when you choose to use one of the services available via the web site.

2.2 The Company may use the information which it collects to personalise your experience on the web site, to help you to log-in in future, to continue to use the web site, and to help the Company select services or materials for inclusion on the web site which may be of interest to you. The Company may, from time to time, use your information to recommend other products or services to you. Occasionally, the Company may contact you by letter, telephone or e-mail to inform you about other products and services which may be of interest to you. To exercise your right to “opt out” of this service, you should contact the Company via the link shown below.

2.3 The Company may use your information to notify you of news about the Company, changes to the web site, special events or new services that the Company thinks may interest you. If, at any time, you would rather not receive any such information, please either tick any relevant “opt-out” box on the page where you are asked to give your information, or you may contact the Company via the link shown below. In these circumstances, the Company will need to keep your information on file so that you can continue to use the web site and so that the Company can deal with the administration and security of the web site, but the Company will not e-mail you or contact you by telephone, fax or post without your consent.

2.5 The Company or third parties hosting servers on the Company’s behalf may also monitor traffic patterns and usage of the web site to help it to improve the web site design and layout.

2.6 Please note that the Company is not responsible for what any third party content provider or other third party offering goods and services via web sites linked to this web site may propose to do with information about you. So please ensure you read their terms and conditions carefully.

3. Sharing of information with third parties

3.1 The Company will not disclose your personal information to third parties other than as described in this clause (unless it is legally required to do so). The Company may need to pass your information to third parties who help the Company to maintain, administer or develop the web site but, if so, that information is only given to those third parties for that limited purpose. In addition, the Company may provide aggregate statistics about its customers, sales, traffic patterns and related web site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

3.2 The Company reserves the right to access and disclose personal data or information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly, or to protect itself or its users.

4. Your consent

4.1 You acknowledge and agree that:

4.1.1 In the course of registering or using this web site and any services offered via this web site, certain information about you will be captured electronically (including sensitive personal data where required, but this will be subject to you giving your explicit consent in such cases) or otherwise and transmitted to the Company or and, potentially, to any third parties as set out above, or to third parties who host the Company’s web servers or assist the Company in maintaining this website; and

4.1.2 The Company may send your information outside of the European economic area for processing or use in accordance with this privacy policy.

4.2 By using this web site, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your information for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

5. Contests and competitions

From time-to-time the Company may request information from users for the purposes of running contests or competitions. Participation in these contests or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice regarding whether or not to disclose this information.

6. The Company’s responsibilities – how does the Company protect user information?

As required by the data protection act 1998, the Company follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have provided via this web site, to prevent unauthorised access.

7. What are ‘cookies’ and how does the Company use them?

7.1 A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. On visiting a web site, your computer server will use the cookie to guarantee a secure connection. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance.

7.2 The Company does not use cookies to store any personal data or browsing habits.

7.3 The Company recommends that you read the privacy statement of any third party before using their web site. The Company is not responsible for the use of such cookies or any other ways in which your personal data may be collected or used by such third parties.

8. Changes to privacy policy

The Company reserves the right to add to or change the terms of this privacy policy in its sole discretion, without prior notice to you. If the Company changes this privacy policy, the Company will post the new privacy policy on the web site, and it will become effective from the time of posting to the web site. Please visit this privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what the Company does with your information. Wherever possible, the Company will give you notice of any changes prior to their implementation.

9. General

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that the Company cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites. The Company encourages its users to be aware when they leave the web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

10. Feedback

If you have any queries or problems with regard to this privacy policy or the uses to which the Company puts your information, please contact the Company at:

Talking Science Ltd
39 de Bohun Court
Saffron Walden
CB10 2BA
01799 521881